One of the lorries tipped over onto its side during the collision blocking all three lanes.
While work to recover the vehicle is due to get under way shortly we’re unable to give a time estimate of how long this will take and the motorway will remain closed for some time.
I appreciate the closure will have caused problems for commuters this morning and I thank the public for their continued patience while we deal with this incident.
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Philippa Drew has your forecast - chilly overnight but remaining settled.
Philippa Drew has your forecast - staying settled but chilly overnight.
A clear if slightly chilly night with a nippy start to Saturday. But it will turn into a day of blue skies and sunshine - highs of 21 C